WSJ – “A Dangerous Experiment in Child Rearing”

1998 (posted 2021 March). Andrew Peyton Thomas. Wall Street Journal - (article): "A Dangerous Experiment in Child Rearing". PDF excerpt copy for reference Edward Zigler, co-founder of US Head Start program, called daycare centres "PSYCHOLOGICAL THALIDOMIDE"The research cited in this…

BBC article – “Is the Western way of raising kids weird?”

2021 February. Kelly Oakes. BBC - (news web article): "Is the Western way of raising kids weird?"Expectations for sleep, togetherness, bed time, independence are different in different cultures. The key to thinking outside the Western box might be to remember…

“Looking after your own child is work, and it’s honourable work and it’s essential work and it should be regarded as such” – Helen Ward

Kids First President Helen Ward quoted: Nov. 18, 2020. Alex Ballingall. The Star - article (web): "Ottawa considering tying provincial money for child care to a new set of national standards" See Kids First PDF copy for reference here NOTE…

Canadian Daycare Research

The "You Bet I Care!" research was done for the federal government. There were 4 studies released in about 2000. They were done by top daycare lobbyists. The reports contain reliable evidence of:- high vacancy rates (study 1)- inadequate quality…

Media release: BC parties’ daycare promises ignore majority of families, miss opportunity to earn votes

KIDS FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA http://www.kidsfirstcanada.org info@kidsfirstcanada.org Media release: BC parties’ daycare promises ignore majority of families, miss opportunity to earn votes Burnaby, BC - October 15, 2020 - BC’s political parties have missed the opportunity to earn votes…

Daycare Subsidies: Aggregate Info From The BC Government

Daycare gets money even when kids are not there Get up to $4500 Cash Just to Apply Apply to Open a Daycare (plus other subsidies) Get Emergency Cash to Fix or Move Daycare Centres but not Children’s Homes Milking The…

Animal Studies Find Many Lasting Harms Caused by Maternal Deprivation Part II

multiple dates - multiple peer-reviewed research papers - posted at Science Direct - MATERNAL DEPRIVATION"Maternal deprivation produces abrupt increases in HPA axis activity as indicated by elevations in the serum concentrations of corticosterone (the rodent equivalent to cortisol) and ACTH,…

Animal Studies Find Many Lasting Harms Caused by Maternal Deprivation Part I

Maternal deprivation has a mild negative effect on rats' social behaviour as adolescents and adults, more so for malesSeptember 2018. Jiska Kentrop1, Claire R. Smid1, E. J. M. Achterberg2, et. al. Behavioural Neuroscsience - (peer reviewed research): "Effects of Maternal…

Daycare Leads to Increased Crime: Peer-Reviewed Research

Peer-reviewed research contradicts daycare proponents and governments' claims that daycare benefits children and society: Quebec daycare system has led to higher youth crime August 2019 - peer-reviewed empirical research - by Drs. Michael Baker (U of T), Jonathan Gruber (MIT),…